U.S. airlines grapple with Omicron-related disruptions on last day of the year

Travelers are seen under a PSA advising mask wearing in a concourse during the holiday season as the coronavirus Omicron variant threatens to increase case numbers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

Dec 31 (Reuters) – Thousands of flights within the United States and internationally were delayed or canceled on Friday, adding to the travel disruptions during the holiday week due to adverse weather and rising cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant .

Over 2,600 flights were canceled globally as of early Friday, including over 1,200 flights within the United States or entering […]

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